Answered By: Lisely Laboy - ACLD
Last Updated: Oct 12, 2017     Views: 3063

Florida residents ages 18 and older may get a library card in person at any Library location. Adults must present a photo ID and proof of Florida residency. Any current photo ID with Florida address is acceptable.

If the photo ID does not have the current Florida address, residency can be verified with: a Voter's Registration card, rent or utility receipt, personal checkbook, property tax notice, current lease agreement, or  name and address on mail with canceled postage. 


For the registration of Minors (ages 4-17), the parent/legal guardian must be present as the Responsible Party. The Responsible Party must provide photo ID and proof of residency for themselves and must also provide a form of ID for the child: health insurance card, school report card, school immunization record, Social Security card, birth certificate, state issued ID, or passport.  

ACLD library cards are free to any resident of the state of Florida.

Out-of-state residents who are visiting our area may get a card by paying a non-refundable fee of $40 per year or $20 for 6 months. Check or cash only at any ACLD location.

For more information, read about our library cards.


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Comments (4)

  1. can I mail the check and have the card mailed to me here in MI
    by nicolette on Aug 26, 2011.
  2. Sorry, but the out-of-state card is intended for people visiting our area. That's why we only accept payment at our library locations.
    by ChipH on Aug 29, 2011.
  3. Can we check out books as soon as we finish registering for a library card?
    by Helen on Sep 17, 2013.
  4. Yes, you can check out items and access our databases immediately. Ability to download through OverDrive, 3M, and Zinio sometimes lags behind, but you should also be able to use those services within an hour or two of getting a library card.
    by eBranch on Sep 18, 2013.